i love my crewcial family! (:
CREWcial at Prelude DMV Competition in Baltimore, MD.
Grease—Pink Ladies & T-Birds.
Quintin as Danny, Edlene as Sandy.
Frederick ‘Fred’ Mayor
Quintin ‘Q’ Pooler
Tristan ‘T-ton’ Suarez
Grease - Bee Gees (remix) by Fred Mayor
Teenage Crime - Adrian Lux by T-ton Suarez
Valerie - Glee by Shirley Reppert
Dance For You - Beyonce by Kim Louis
Ice Cream Paint Job - Dorrough by Alex Li
Where Have You Been - Rihanna by Mike Keltner
We proudly present KODACHROME’s Movement Lifestyle theTOUR Video Contest entry.
The dancers and choreographers worked 17+ restless hours straight throughout the night into the next morning in order to ensure some would be able to travel back home to keep their jobs. Our dancers are passionate, dedicated, and ruthless. As cliché as it may sound…
Hard work and dedication pays off.
Many thanks go to the KODACHROME Dancers + Media Team that sacrificed their time and energy to make sure KODACHROME was well represented for this amazing opportunity to expose dance.
City of Registration: Washington DC
Music: Movement Lifestyle + The BeatSmiths - La Livin
Jeff “Stereo” Calero (KCVA/BC/UG4/VCU Poppers)
Justin “The Hanz” Hansley (KCVA/BC)
Colin “Phunk Doc” Kauflin (KCVA/UZN/R4D/YFAMD/FL/VCU Poppers)
Trung Luu (KCVA/EB)
David “Vanilla Rice” Curameng (KCNC)
Reza Mina (KCVA/MDT)
Bakari Williams (KCVA/MDT)
Videography + Editing - Forrest Pando
Editing + Music - Justin Jaro
KODACHROME is by no means a dance crew. It is a dance workshop series and dance community based in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has recently expanded to North Carolina. The dancers and choreographers in the video each represent several crews and dance companies.
Ahhh! Love this! KCVA/VCU LEHHGO!
BEST VIEWED IN HD!
Freestyle session with Stereo (KCVA/BC/UG4/VCU Poppers)
Videography + Editing by Justin Jaro
5678 T-Shirts will be available at KCVA Season III Workshop IV at CNU in Newport News, VA on Saturday, December 17. —Limited quantity made
Mozaic Dance Team Presents: COALESCENCE Dance Showcase, Saturday January 28, 2012
Followed by KODACHROME’s 3 Year Anniversary Workshop, Sunday January 29, 2012
Prelude Urban Dance Competition returns to the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area on March 3, 2012.
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Arrested Development - Everyday People
i wish i could do this! definitely one of my favorites of all time
I know you’re probably thinking that this means that they hate on you for who YOU hang out with, but I mean the opposite. They hate on you for who THEY hang out with, you get what I’m sayin’ ?
Like, the only reason why this person can’t be friends with you is because their bestfriend has an odd…
….i want to pee in my pants! yes, brian puspos. yes.
Keone Madrid & Mariel Martin :: Don’t Stop The Music :: Urban Dance Camp
Throwback to Vibe XVI!!
i went to LA last week to visit some longgg time family friends. i had a BLAST with them (thank you!) shopping, eating at different restaurants, and being surrounded by so many talented dancers. i was practically engulfed by dance everyday and i loved every minute of it.
the first night i was there, i went to debbie reynolds studio and took a class in the infamous “studio c” that i’ve always seen on youtube videos. an artist named chonique (i hope i have the right one listed =\) taught the hip hop class that wednesday night (if you watched this last season of sytycd, she’s the artist of the song for the geisha performance by the top 10 girls). she taught a piece to aaliyah’s “one in a million”, in remembrance of her death (aug 25). the class was taught fairly quickly, but everyone picked up SOO fast. all the students had their own style with every move. ive never felt so little =[
after class, an open studio session was held where people come in to work on anything and everything. i saw lockers, bboys, whacking, pretty much everything you could imagine, ranging from all ages (no joke). i recognized the professor (almost made top 20 on sytycd season 8) and yeah, i was a bit giddy… not as much as i was when i was standing next to kyle hanagami in the check-out line at 7-11 =D i was expecting to see him teach or just chat to students, but instead HE was having a mini-lesson with richie rich (a locking master). he didnt stop there. afterwards, he was having a playful battle with a woman who was whacking/voguing. her attitude was so confident and she never took her eyes off her target. that definitely caught my eye. she taught him little details about whacking/voguing that made a big difference in his “performance”. i was glad to see that even though you might be recognized on a national television show, you should still be hungry to learn because there’s always room to grow.
another night, my cousin took me to see cirque du soleil’s “iris” (yeeee!) at the kodak theatre. it was my first time going to a cirque du soleil show and i was just… amazed. it’s like a grown-up circus for adults (in my opinion). the acrobats were indescribable from the trapeze to jumping off buildings to seeing little men in alien suits doing back flips off other men’s feet. you had to pay attention to everything going on. it was a bit overwhelming, but i noticed mini acts off stage, still visible to the audience. there wasn’t a whole lot of dancing, but every act required some type of choreography. each act fit the music so well. all the tricks required a lot of time and dedication in order for the whole act to be perfect. their lives are at stake! i did see, however, during a cops and robbers scene, one of the guys missed the trampoline and hit his head on the rim =\ i was surprised to see him continue the act until it was over. when the lights dimmed, i saw him really slowly crawl off the stage. hopefully he’s okay, but that showed me that you have to keep going and give it your all. no matter what, the show must continue.
LASTLY (promise), i spent my entire weekend at one of the, if not the, biggest bboy jam in the states called freestyle session. it was my very first bboy jam and i loved it! the venue was separated into 2, one side was for bboys and the other was for poppers and lockers. the first half of the day is an open cypher. the dancers continuously form circles around each other. pretty much everyone had something to bring to the table. i like that these dancers were so family-like to each other. no beef, drama, or anything like that (despite their cockiness during the battles, but thats natural). everyone was there to show their talent and grow from each other. when it was time for the battles… omg i was in AWE. im not a bboy expert or a bgirl for that matter, but there were groups that you KNEW shouldnt be on stage cause they were still in their prime compared to other groups (gj for trying!). some bboys i recognized by name because my bf would show me videos of their battles like kid david (he was so good on stage). my favorite part of the jam was the finals. they didn’t keep the finale separated unlike the rest of the jam. all the poppers, lockers, dancers, bboys, families, little kids, etc all went into one room to watch the individual final battles. all these people are so good at what they do and to be able to advance from round after round based off their own talent should make them feel unstoppable.. well, thats how i would feel =p being squished in that one room felt….. good. simply, good and happy to see everyone with similiar interests come together to watch those on stage do their best at what theyre good at.
i dont think ive felt more appreciative for dance before this vacation. this inspires me for my next piece. i want to do something about cohesion. dont ask questions cause idk what it’ll be about, how it’ll get that way, etc, but im crossing my fingers for this one. most of my pieces don’t have meaning behind it because i dance how i feel and for pure enjoyment, so this will be my first! wait.. maybe 2nd…